And he simply WAS in the airport in Russia for over a month. His passport WAS rescinded. From NBC News: Edward Snowden: A Timeline - NBC News
So you have evidence that's not true. Let's see it. Also, remember this? Bolivia: Presidential plane forced to land after Snowden rumors - CNN.comJune 23, 2013: Snowden leaves Hong Kong for Ecuador, with a planned stopover in Russia. But he is stranded at Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow after U.S. authorities rescind his passport. He spends the next month living in limbo in the airport’s transit center.
So if' he's Putin's agent, the U.S. sure made that easy when they rescinded his passport while en route to Ecuador, then grounded planes the U.S. suspected of carrying him OUT of Russia and Putin's grasp.(CNN) -- Bolivian officials say their country's presidential plane had to land in Austria on Tuesday after false rumors circulated that former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden was aboard the aircraft.
Portuguese authorities wouldn't let President Evo Morales' plane land for refueling in Lisbon, Bolivian Defense Minister Ruben Saavedra told CNN en Español. French authorities also wouldn't let the plane enter their airspace, he said.